Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

A Social Cycle with Friends

Regular activities are planned for members of the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail, for both social connections as well as some exercise. In 2022, a regular ‘last Wednesday of the month’ social rides have been planned, and for this February activity it involved eight riders. The planned route was to utilise a section of the off-road Bendigo Creek Trail, a trail that allows for casual and safe cycling and walking.

The Friends ride group stops off at the O’Keefe Rail Trail link with the Bendigo Creek Trail. Photo: Judy McLaren

The ride began at Lake Werroona, with the group headed off onto the Bendigo Creek Trail and were soon checking out the nearby O’Keefe Rail Trail’s intersection with the creek trail. Cycling northwards along the creek trail, the group then stopped at the White Hills Botanical Gardens and the Gardens of the Future, which was a delightful experience to see the plant growth that has occurred since the upgrading of this passive recreation area.

Departing the gardens, the group continued along the creek trail to the Bendigo Pottery, for the all important mid-ride break for coffee and cake. Following a quick view of parts of this historic prescient, it was then back along the creek trail to conclude the enjoyable day at Lake Werroona.

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